Applications are invited to work on a 10-year project in linguistics entitled « Empirical Foundations of Linguistics » with a specific workpackage “Toward a Niger-Congo reconstruction”, in 2012-2013.
This is a full time (6 months) or half time (12 months) position
The applicant is intended to work on the syntactic reconstruction of the Proto-Niger Congo.
The competences required are the following: A good knowledge of modern syntactic theories, Experience in African historical comparative studies, Good acquaintance with languages of at least one of the Niger-Congo (In Greenberg’s sense) subfamilies, Experience in field studies in Africa, English proficiency (oral and written).
When applying, please include: